Gosh, my regular readers must be so disappointed seeing the same posts for quite a while now. Some are looking into old blog posts as far back as 2011 and 2012. Imagine two pathetic posts for this month. It’s not because I got tired of sharing my world with you but every time I try to compose something here, I always end up going back to the latest result of the vice-presidential race. More deep breaths, more sighs of relief, more prayers and a gargantuan faith that our Leni will win. She is ahead for several days now but you’ll never know with a Marcos on the other side of the fence. The latter said the only way that he could lose is when he is cheated. What arrogance coming from someone whose family has cheated and emptied the coffers of the Philippines thirty years ago.
Opps, sorry, I promised I won’t be talking about politics anymore. My lips are sealed.
There is an ongoing virus among dogs here in our area. I forgot the exact term used by the vet but it’s like a severe flu, always undetected at first until your pet just won’t eat and it slowly dies. Sad to say, we lost our Japanese Spitz last May 01 and our Aspin the other day. We have only one dog left, a half Lab, half Spitz a friend gave us two years ago. I haven’t gotten used yet tending the garden without our small dog always trailing behind. It really pains me to see them gone.
I was supposed to blog about my seventh year last May 11. It’s not the same as the one that WordPress celebrates with me because it took me a year to actually post something after I created Dreams and Escapes. I transferred some blog entries culled from my previous Multiply site, those posts that were not current at the time I seriously considered blogging here for good. I never left since. Though it was a hard start, I am still here. Back then, there were no like buttons to speak of but WordPress was so supportive of suggesting topics when I joined the 2011 Writing Challenge. I was given a badge but deleted it a few years later. They gave feedbacks for every post like “amazing, fantastic, wonderful etc.” When I think of all those times that I have to wrack my brain so I could stay updated with the challenge, I smile at myself and say I have a lot of patience after all. I am a self-taught blogger constantly looking for themes that would suit my blog, always customizing on the side, editing old posts. Believe me, there will always be some words or two that sometimes make no sense at all. Well, one learns as one goes along. It is one of the challenges of blogging.
This is my 1,790th post for this blog alone, add that to the four remaining blogs that I maintain and it would probably reach 2,000 entries. Having a bigger stats is a bonus of course. I am hoping though that there would be more interactions/comments on the side because I am curious to know where they are coming from. My newest blog, Dreams Never End got more likes and comments when I started there. My 2016 Reading Challenge has gone haywire the past days with only one book read in advance. I hope I’ll be able to catch up in the coming days.
Bye for now, I hope to visit your sites soon. I miss reading your blogs.